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Upper Egypt: 5 Things to See & Do

Southern Egypt is called Upper Egypt because it’s upriver from northern (Lower) Egypt. The Nile is one of the rare rivers that flows northward, from central Africa to the Mediterranean Sea. 334 more words


Klunzinger, Upper Egypt: Its People and Its Products

This is the second in a series of blog posts that will briefly outline the texts we’re reading and who wrote them.

Klunzinger’s Upper Egypt: Its People and Its Products. 380 more words

A Classic Route down the Nile in Upper Egypt

Patrick O’Connell is an operational management executive who recently served as director of program and strategy for London-based High Speed Two (HS2) Limited. When his interim leadership responsibilities with HS2 ended, Patrick O’Connell accepted a position with the US Navy as chief of naval personnel. 134 more words

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Gedo Aly, a first-generation Aswanite physician in Cairo

My parents made a trip to Cairo in the September of 2016. I was not able to join them, as the fall semester had started and I was already up to my eyeballs in homework. 1,475 more words

King Narmer: Egypt's First Pharaoh

Before the pharaoh Narmer came to power in 3100 B.C., Egypt was divided into small areas called nomes. Feuds between nomes and crime in general went mostly unchecked since there was no centralized state to enforce laws. 293 more words



Approximately 50 kilometers south of Dayr al-Muharraq and 9 kilometers south of the ancient city of Lycopolis, nowadays Asyut, lies the massive monastic complex of Dayr Durunka. 365 more words

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Dayr al-Muharraq

The monastery of the Holy Virgin of al–Muharraq lies at the foot of Qusqam Hill, 327 kilometers south of Cairo. This monastery is unquestionably the most prominent location in the Holy Family’s itinerary. 454 more words

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